from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An old French dance resembling the gavotte, usually in quick duple time beginning with an upbeat.
- n. The music for this dance.
- n. A pas de bourrée.
French, from bourrer, to stuff, from bourre, hair, fluff, from Late Latin burra, a shaggy garment.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)